Santa Barbara, CA, September 1, 2015 — Since launching in April of 2015, Chris Puglisi, co-founder of TechHaus, and Jerry Knotts, co-founder of California Coast Venture Forum (CCVF) and the Clean Business Investment Forum (CBIS), have agreed to an informal collaboration to support the growth of technology and entrepreneurship along the Central Coast of California.
“We’re excited to be forming collaborations with several organizations along the Central Coast that support entrepreneurship and lead to series A funding rounds,” shares Chris. “It’s our vision to create an environment that not just puts a roof over the head of the startup but actually provides the arms and legs needed to succeed. At Tech Haus, we include numerous experts to act as an interim team, not just mentors, to assure the startup’s success.”
Tech Haus will be hosting a 3-day boot camp for applicants interested in Tech Haus’s holistic resources. Boot camp signups will be launched at this year’s CBIS on September 10. The boot camp serves to connect startups with community experts and networks while sharing the valuable insights and education of select technology company speakers and presenters. More about the boot camp, planned for mid-October 2015, will be released later in September.
“We’re pleased to be a supportive “feeder” for this innovative accelerator,” says Jerry Knotts. “Wednesday evening, we will be kicking off CBIS with an event at Tech Haus. We hope to identify several startups that could benefit from the resources Tech Haus is offering.”
Both Tech Haus and CCVF are focused on building the Central Coast’s economy by building and supporting successful entrepreneurship. For many years CCVF has focused on a technology corridor, encompassing the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and northern Los Angeles.
TECH HAUS offers early stage technology startups with a major advantage over traditional accelerators by wrapping the necessary tools and resources into a turnkey startup platform. This creates greater velocity, reduces common barriers to entry, and increases the probability of success. Located at 631 Chapala Street, TECH HAUS was formed by veteran entrepreneur Christopher Puglisi and his wife, local attorney Natalie Puglisi. Together, with a team of industry experts with decades of startup experience, TECH HAUS provides a holistic suite of resources and tools for accelerator participants.
The California Coast Venture Forum (CCVF) is a non-profit member organization, whose mission is to advise and promote growing companies with sound business plans in their search for funding through education, mentoring, referrals and making connections with venture capital sources. In 2008, the California Coast Venture Forum (CCVF) created Clean BusinessTM as its operational element and conducts business through (1) the Clean Business Investment SummitTM (CBIS) and (2) the Clean Business CertificationTM (CBC) program.